Phil Spencer Says He Won’t Push Square Enix About Bringing Final Fantasy VII Remake & Final Fantasy XVI to Xbox; They Have to “Find Their Own Rhythm”

IGN recently interviewed the boss of Xbox, Phil Spencer, at Gamescom 2023 about Square Enix’s support on the platform and whether it will see the Sony console exclusive Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy XVI.

In response, Spencer said that he won’t push Square about bringing over those titles, but having them make that commitment with Final Fantasy XIV earlier this month was a meaningful step for future collaborations.

You can view some of Spencer’s comments from IGN about this matter below:

“…But I’ll say it was really great to have the CEO of Square and Yoshi there to just talk about their commitment to Xbox. Because I can say, like, ‘I’m the head of Xbox, blah blah blah,’ but having the CEO of one of the third-parties make a commitment to the platform, I thought was a really meaningful step.

“So you’ll hear more. I’m not going to push them. They’re going to have to find their own rhythm. But having them make a commitment to Xbox was really important both to me, and I’ve heard it from the community, to the community as well. And 14 was more of a commitment.”

Hopefully, Xbox fans get to experience these titles in the near future. With the recent Final Fantasy XIV Xbox collaboration, it’s certainly seeming more possible than before.

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